Thursday, May 4, 2017

IO Challenge- Unlayered Cards (Less than 3 Layers)



Greetings friends.  Today's challenge was all about making a card with few layers.  I decided to go the whole way and not use any layers at all.  I simply took a piece of 140lb watercolor paper and folded it in half to make a card and then stamped and painted on top of it.

I think this new bunny with balloon stamp definitely lends itself to making a birthday card.  However, I decided to change it up a bit.  I have been feeling a bit stressed lately, and so I wanted to make a card just for me.  Have you ever done that?  Instead of making a card with a specific occasion in mind you simply make a card that appeals to yourself.  It is a very liberating process.  I made a card to remind myself to concentrate on joy and simple pleasures rather than anxiety.

To make the card, I stamped the Celebration Bunny J20307 onto my watercolor paper with black Versafine ink.  I let the ink dry completely and then painted it with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to soften my colors. I then added a sentiment from the Words for Art set (3172-XL).  If you have never looked at that set before, be sure to check it out.  It is loaded with wonderful sentiments.

Because the card had no layers, it was a bit bent when I finished and I had to place the card under a heavy book to flatten it back out.  The bunny stamp is brand new and isn't listed on the website quite yet.  Don't worry though....it will be soon.  It is such a fun image to color.

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3 comments:

TLady said...

WHAT A SWEET IMAGE! I LOOOOVE BUNNIES! ;) You did a FABULOUS JOB with this challenge & BEAUTIFUL water coloring also!! )

Talitha Wright said...

Such a pretty card. I love the simple cards the best! Thanks.

Tammy J said...

I love the bunny and the balloon. It looks like he could just float away.